How to setup Windows to not put my external drive to sleep?
I have an HP Windows 7 box and a few various brands of external USB drives.
One major annoyance of this set up has been that these drives will go to sleep every ten minutes. That causes really annoying delays whenever I get a save dialog in an application or try to play a new iTunes song as it waits for these drives to spin back up and reconnect. Sometimes it just locks up Windows.
Is there a way to prevent this? Maybe an open source application that can keep these drives awake while Windows is running?